It might be a good thing that most people pay little attention to what they read online. If so, we could be enticed by every rumor about a new Apple product only to realize that every competitor has something better.
We’ve seen this before. Mac killers, iPhone killers, iPad killers, Watch killers, even AirPod copycats as killers. Yet, Apple continue to make what it makes and customers buy what it makes and nobody who didn’t care can remember last year’s crop of killers. Here’s another one.
Honor Me Not
Word on the streets is that Apple plans to ship a 16.1-inch ultra high resolution MacBook Pro later this year, so when it gets here– if you haven’t read about it already– remember that you heard it here first. The latest Mac killer comes from Huawei, itself being killed by governments and technology companies and customers who don’t like its close ties to the Chinese government.
This one is called the Honor MagicBook Pro and it sports… insert Mac360’s famous drum roll here… a 16-inch high resolution display. What does it look like? Look familiar?
Peel off the Honor sticker (I’m just guessing that it’s a sticker) and slap on an Apple logo sticker (not really a sticker) and what do you have in the girl’s hand (might be a girl; could be a transgender hand model)?
A MacBook Air.
Some techno-wizardry manufacturing company is pushing 16-ish displays out the door and Huawei was lined up ready to buy. This one comes with some almost hefty discreet graphics in NVIDIA’s GeForce MX250 with 2GB RAM, and the entry-level model has 8GB RAM and 512GB SSD storage.
That’s gotta sound familiar, no?
How’s this? Honor weighs a mere 1.7 kilograms and is only 16.9 mm thick at the thin point. I know what you’re thinking? Comparison please! Gotcha. Honor might compare to MacBook Air on price but you’ll need a MacBook Pro to compare everything else and that does not work well because the Mac does not have the same components and does not yet have the same sized display.
For example, the 15-inch MacBook Pro comes with 16GB RAM and 4GB GPU but not as many ports as the Honor. The 13-inch MacBook Pro is not as thin but is much lighter. A 16-inch-ish display might be heavy. All three computers have quad-core Intel Inside.
Is this Huawei Honor a MacBook Pro killer? Nope. Why not? It’s cheaper. It has a bigger display. It has more ports. It looks like a Mac notebook (don’t they all look like a Mac notebook)?
Uh, Windows inside.
That’s the dividing line and why cheap-assed Windows PC notebooks have yet to dent the Mac line. They don’t dent Mac resale value, either.
PC notebooks, even those made by a Chinese company and likely to stay in China, have been around forever and awhile and the Mac lives on
I wonder why?